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How to refresh SA’s jaded democracy

We should look to the Philippines, where barangays, or neighbourhood governments, help to empower communities

Democracy and charisma: A dangerous liaison

In India and the Philippines, strongmen have consolidated immense power through democratic means. How do we explain this?

Immigration visa row in Vietnam

A South African official has found herself in trouble after denying a visa to a would-be teacher, despite the application being riddled with errors

Duterte tightens grip on power in Philippine polls

Duterte has pitched constitutional reform to turn the country into a decentralised federal republic where regions would have the power to fix problems

Philippines arrests Duterte critic journalist Maria Ressa

Ressa, whose news site has clashed with President Rodrigo Duterte, was arrested on a charge of "cyber libel" at her Manila office on Wednesday

20 dead in Philippine church bombing, ISIS claims responsibility

ISIS-linked group Abu Sayyaf has reportedly claimed responsibility for the deadly bombing of a church on the island of Jolo in the Philippines

Philippines’ Duterte under fire for saying he ‘touched’ maid

Women's rights political party Gabriela denounced Duterte's 'repulsive' comments and called for him to resign

Duterte: ‘Kill those useless bishops’

Provocative president intensifies attack on the Catholic Church, which opposes his deadly war on drugs

Rappler CEO vows to report on Duterte drug war amid arrest threat

Maria Ressa vows to fight tax evasion charges and calls out Duterte administration for weaponising laws against critics

Frantic dig for Philippine victims of typhoon landslide

Mangkhut pounded the Philippines at the weekend with torrential rain and violent winds that snapped utility poles and sheared roofs off homes

Massive clean-up in Hong Kong after typhoon chaos

The storm, with gusts of more than 230 kilometres per hour, sent buildings swaying and waters surging into homes and shopping malls in Hong Kong

Philippines probe spate of brazen politician murders

At least 10 mayors including Antonio Halili and Ferdinand Bote have been killed since Duterte took office

Philippine mayor on Duterte’s ‘narco-list’ shot by sniper

Antonio Halili had compared himself to Duterte as he publicly shared the president's hardline position against crime and illegal drugs

Duterte announces Philippines’ ‘immediate’ withdrawal from ICC

Philippine president's decision follows The Hague tribunal probe on his drug war that left as many as 20 000 dead.

China’s activity on reclaimed reef threatens to raise regional tensions

Beijing has been turning reefs and islets into islands and installing military facilities such as runways and equipment on them

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